Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Purse Obsession

Handbags, purses, clutches, totes, messengers, and even fanny packs. I once had a sick obsession with them all. In college, I amassed dozens of handbags on eBay from sellers getting rid of vintage Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Patricia Fields. Now that I am more sensible, wiser and more mature (just saying that makes me feel so…) I think very carefully about a purchase on a bag. Johnson & Johnson told me in their commercial: "Having a baby changes everything!"

Three designers on our team came up with beautiful purse cards – a possible substitution for my obsession. The first is by Stephanie Jones, she stamped the purse from PSA Cupcake over and over again using lime ink on lime paper. Have you tried this effect? It creates a background pattern, the stamp doesn't overwhelm you and blends into the background.  It's sort of like a Gucci purse. Okay, not like a Gucci purse, but a great card!

This one is by Jennifer Holmes and is just about the cutest thing I ever did see. It really is a purse! She stamped the butterfly from PSA Cupcake and "Glamtastic" from Smirk Fashionista. I love the purple, yellow and ribbon.

Here's another one by Jeanne Streiff.

Do you have a purse obsession? These great cards are easing mine a bit.